In a meeting with an attorney who expressed interest in my website development skills as a freelancer, the attorney wanted to know more about my skills and experience.
Client: So, where did you learn web development?
Me: I took online classes and created websites as a hobby, and now it’s my main interest. I do a lot of freelance work.
Client: So you do a lot of freelance work. Are you like a starving artist or something?
Me: Well, freelancing has allowed me to learn a lot of my skills, and work on a variety of projects. It’s going pretty well.
Client: I mean – why don’t you get a career planner? (he said incredulously)
I guess some people think having a strictly linear career path is the only means to success.